A New Rosemary Wells Picture Book: Use Your Words, Sophie!


Sophie knows lots of words, but she doesn’t always use them.  It’s more fun to speak in hyena talk or space language.  “Use your words, Sophie!” urge her parents, but Sophie just won’t.

But when her new baby sister arrives, Sophie is the only one who can find out what she really wants.

Use Your Words, Sophie is the third book about the irrepressible two-year old who is wonderful, terrible, and always lovable.



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About the Book:

  • Age range: 0-3 
  • Hardcover: 32 pages 
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (March 17, 2015)

Praise for Use Your Words, Sophie:

“This is Wells at her comedic best, and readers will be left in stitches. Absolutely enchanting—a must-have” —Kirkus, starred review

“Wells remains a master of conveying intense emotions through subtly funny writing, smartly observed situations. . . and emotionally telegraphic art.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Another winner from Wells.” —School Library Journal

“This gentle, lightly piquant outing combines authentic humor and recognizable growing pains in a comfortable tale sure to delight young listeners, with or without siblings.” —Booklist

My Thoughts:

I love this adorable new book from Rosemary Wells!  It’s a sweet, lovable story intended for children ages 0-3.  Sophie uses her made up language to communicate while the grown ups try to decide on a name for the new baby.  When the baby won’t stop crying, Sophie manages to find her words and use them to calm the baby down.

The pictures are simple and sweet, just like the text.  It’s a great story for toddlers of expecting moms or kids with a new sibling.

Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher.  This did not affect my review in any way.


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    Catherine Friess
    April 1, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I love Rosemary Wells' stories, our current favourite is Noisy Nora 🙂

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    C.L. Murphy
    April 1, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    This one looks delightful! Who doesn't love Rosemary Wells' sweet stories? Stopping by from the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

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    Adriana Garcia
    April 4, 2015 at 2:54 am

    I haven't read a Rosemary Wells book in forever. I didn't know that she created books geared towards toddlers. Really cute story – happy you enjoyed this one (:

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    April 6, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Always a pleasure reawding Rosemary Wells books no matter what the age 🙂 thanks for recommending on KLBH!

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    April 7, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    We LOVE Rosemary Wells and look forward to reading this one! Thanks for sharing at the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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